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jackson. >> captain mike perry has developing story of breaking news. >> reporter: we are in the 1500 block of furnace avenue east of the glen burnie area, of anne arundel county. just after 3:00 this afternoon, anne arundel county police received a call of a shooting at this residence. upon arrival, they found a person shot at this location. now, we don't know the status of the person that was shot. we do know that anne arundel county police and homicide detectives remain on the scene here in this neighborhood. they have completely cordoned off the exterior of this house. we've seen half a dozen or so neighbors just standing outside, watching the police activity. at this point, it is not clear exactly what occurred here. we'll try to get more information as we continue to watch this story. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you. we'll bring you updates as they become available. searching for the truth. the maryland lottery winners
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address the winning ticket. mike helgren has more on separating fact from fiction. >> and the director says it's just that. speculation. and there has been a lot of it. nobody has come forward. we may never know who it is. as cam -- >> reporter: as cameras rolled, the director of the maryland lottery said no one has come forward to claim it. >> we will probably have another news conference when it they come forward. >> reporter: the lottery does have surveillance video from inside the store in milford mill where the store was -- ticket was sold. but it does not prove anything. >> we do not believe the time stamp on the surveillance tape matches up with the time stamp
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on the lottery system. >> reporter: the state gets $13.4 million. it goes into the general fund, and lawmakers can spend it any way they want. >> reporter: three tickets match the winning numbers. other two were sold in kansas and illinois. no one has come forward to claim their prizes. >> reporter: and while some ticket winners come forward, many wait. weeks even. >> i am not surprised that seven days out from the drawing, we're the only ones that haven't heard from anyone yet. >> reporter: it is marilyn wilson or someone else? our mega mystery continues. >> reporter: there -- well, there is a lot we don't know. i can tell you the winning ticket was purchased all by itself, a single ticket. and it was a quick pick. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and thus the saga continues. there were also four $250,000
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winners in maryland. today, gas prices reach a painful milestone in maryland. denise is in the newsroom with bad news for drivers. >> reporter: well, mary, triple a says the statewide average hit $4 overnight. local drivers are paying about 6 cents above the national average. meanwhile, suburbs of washington, d.c. now match the state's all-time high of $4.05 a gallon. one month ago, the average cost for a gallon of gas was $3.71. today, that same gallon is nearly 30 cents more. to find the lowest gas prices in your area, log onto wjz.com, and click on links and numbers. mary? >> all right. thank you. maryland, washington, d.c. and 10 other states are paying $4 or more for gas. >> tragedy in cecil county. police say a pickup truck backed over samia jones near her home in elkton.
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it happened around 6:00 last night. the driver who hit jones completed a sobriety test. the investigation is ongoing. two people are arrested in connection with a missing dundalk man. police say carolyn durble and john wellshevski junior are charged with killing jennings. jennings' body was recently discovered in a wooded area in middle river. police say they intercepted information. but they are not releasing a motive. >> twin brothers accused of setting a pit bull on fire. weijia jiang has been following this case. she has more on the obstacles on the witness stand. >> reporter: there's no dna or forensic evidence in this case. so testimony is critical. some of it has been contradistrictor -- contradictory. now one witness may be turning to what may be a star witness in this case.
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a city police camera. >> reporter: prosecutors are relying heavily on surveillance video that shows two men leading a young pit bull into an alley. the dog, nicknamed phoenix, was eventually set on fire there. burned so badly, she had to be euthanized. on thursday, a baltimore police sergeant identified the men seen on the tape as 21-year-old twins, travers and tremain johnson. both are on trial for torturing the puppy and face felony animal cruelty charges. the sergeant testified, two pairs of jeans, sneakers, backpack recovered from the home marched what he saw in the video. he also told jurors, an eyewitness pointed to both brothers during a photo array and said, i saw this individual running from where the dog was burned to death. earlier this week, the judge helped that woman, 25-year-old tiera goodman in criminal contempt. >> her refusal to talk shocked prosecutors. goodman was a star witness during the first trial in this
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case. in february 2011, it ended with a hung jury. a single holdout could not convict the johnsons. >> reporter: now, this retrial was originally expected to wrap up completely by today. we are far from that. prosecutors haven't even finished presenting their case. reporting live, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: weijia, thank you. the trial is expected to last for at least another week. >> reporter: wet concrete spills onto i-95, causing big delays near downtown baltimore. misshut down three -- police shut down three northbound lanes, after a concrete mixing truck leaked onto the state. they scrambled to remove the concrete before it hardened. all lanes, though, are back open tonight. it's another calm, spring day outside tonight. the sun is shining. and our temperatures are back around normal. let's check in with meteorologist tim williams in
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the first warning weather center. it is a gorgeous day shaping up. it will be breezy tomorrow. we stay right on target for what you mention side right around normal this time of year. our normal high for this date in april is 61 degrees. that's where we are right now. we've seen temperatures go up to about 62. down to 59 on the shore. 50 in oakland. we have to thank for this. high pressure to our negotiate. up along the canadian border. starting to push and funnel in very cool, dry air. that's going to really take over our forecast. and that's a good thing because we have very strong storms to our south that will stay to our south because of that. but the downside that we have a freeze warning in effect. across the tops here of the state. really from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. as things start to warm up, this is what we're focused on tomorrow. mostly sunny and breezy. as our first pitch temperatures, 60 degrees. our coverage begins at 2:00. but twins in town for the orioles, can you probably wear your fashion orioles stuff,
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mary. not necessarily your winter stuff. >> something for every season, tim. for sure. the final preparations are under way for opening day. the orioles are getting ready to take the field tomorrow for camden yards. wjz is your place for opening day. jessica kartalija, and sports director mark viviano. let's start with mark and the latest from the team. >> reporter: mary, there's been a lot of talk about the 20th anniversary of camden yards. but for those guys in the uniforms, it's about looking forward to what is ahead and what's new. and a new season brings the orioles to a number of players and a number of renewed optimism. getting ready for the first game that counts. knowing the place will be packed with orioles fans. >> it's always a special day. >> it is because it is to the fans, too. families have made it a tradition for years. and you know, you always want to win games. you always feel -- seems like every time you come out,
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there's a big crowd in everything. you really want to play well. and want them to come back and enjoy the experience. >> reporter: the o's start a new year, trying to end a streak of 14 straight losing seasons. knowing their fans' patience has been tested. >> orioles aren't the happiest right now. >> as they should. they should be angry. and if we win, this place would be one of the best cities to play baseball in. you know me. my stand. i want to win. and why not here? >> it's a huge baseball town. and there's tons of tradition in history with baltimore. but the biggest thing is it's 20 years. doesn't seem like camdern yards- - camden yards is 20 years. and it's something to where we really want to get the orioles started on the right track of winning baseball. >> some honest talk from orioles players who are well aware of where they have been and where they want to go. i mentioned new players. 14 of the 25 players on this
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opening day roster, were not on the orioles opening roster one year ago. and the biggest number of changes have taken place on the pitching staff. and that is the part of the team that most need to improve for the orioles to again have what they hope to be a winning season. that will wrap it up for here for now. back to you, vic. complete coverage continues now live with jessica kartalija. she introduces us to the new voice of camden yards. the new announcer is a young guy with pretty big shoes to fill. but he tells us he is ready for a big debut tomorrow. ladies and gentlemen, and boys and girls. and welcome to orioles park at camden yards. this is the audition reel that earned ryan wagner the job of a lifetime. >> or have any questions, thank you. >> reporter: the 26-year-old says the new gig is a dream come true. >> i am well aware of the history of the game and men and women who have come before me. and i'm excited to become part
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of that. >> reporter: wagner was one of 670 apcapts. >> good afternoon, -- capcants. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. >> i'm going to enjoy the blend of being a younger guy, and being able to tune in with fans on facebook and twitter. if i can find the balance, i think i will have done my job. >> reporter: this celebrates two decades in baltimore city. the ballpark undergoing renovations. >> with anything great like this, you need to update it. you need to make sure that it's still fresh. and everything that they're doing is really amazing. and it doesn't lose any of the charm of this ballpark. and it still has a classic feel that i think the fans will really love. >> reporter: and ryan tells me that all of his family and friends will be in the stands tomorrow, listening to him announce here at oriole park, at camden yards for the very first time. he is a great guy. we can't wait it to hear how he
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does. and i'm sure he'll be awesome. >> one quick question, jessica. was that a duck he was standing next to? >> actually, it's an oriole bird, vic. >> okay. >> those rts old mascot bobbleheads. >> thank you very much. the orioles open this season with wjz. our special live coverage begins tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. here on wjz 13. you know how with time passes everything becomes more authentic. >> it's more like an oriole now. >> correct. back in the day, not so much. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. moments before the meltdown. reveal being new video of the jet blue pilot who forced an emergency landing. andrea fujii. where shoppers are anxiously awaiting four big store openings this year. what's coming in and when? that's just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, an out-of-this world
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encowrntsz for -- encounter for barbara mikulski. really? that story coming up. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. that's coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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every mile has meaning. that's the thought behind a movement to cure diabetes. a disease that affects 26 million americans. it is called tour decure. and hundreds of marylanders are gearing up to make a difference. >> reporter: 12-year-old evan johnson of ellicott city is in full conditioning mode. in a few weeks, he'll bike 22 miles miles to raise money for the american diabetes organization's tour decure. and for him, it's personal. evan has type 1 diabetes. >> it stinks. it is physical.
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challenging. sometimes, you just want to forget about it and just be a kid. but you can't. >> reporter: race pace bike shop in federal hill is helping tour decure bikers gear up for the ride by offering training rides, free safety checks and day-of support. >> we'll be there to change a flat tire if someone gets a flat. or if someone pops a chain off, we'll be right back there to put the chain back on. >> even though evan is going 22 miles, you shouldn't be intim daylighted. tour de cure has something for everyone. >> it's a beautiful setting out in howard county. and it's just a family fun day. bring your kids. husband and wife, whoever they may be. all your friends. >> reporter: and remember, the tour de cure's motto, every mile has mining. >> helping people like me to help find a cure for diabetes. and to support other people with diabetes. >> reporter: evan and his many
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supporters helped raise more than 23,000 dollars at last year's event. they hope to top that at this year's tour de cure on may 5th. if you'd like to ride or donate, log onto wjz.com, and you will find a link to sign up. >> we have more breaking news to tell you about right now. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene now. captain mike perry has more. what can you tell us? >> we have a horrific accident. this is in northwest baltimore. a child on a bicycle has been struck. at mortimmer and ruben avenue. this is just east of northern -- correction. east of reisterstown road. north of northern parkway. it occurred just about 15 minutes ago. we do know that the driver of the vehicle did remain at the scene. and she was transported to a local area hospital. no word on her condition. the child we believe has been critically injured. police are calling for other assistance here. but as you can see, they do
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have the street completely cordoned often. the bike remains in the road. they'll have traffic coming. we don't know if the child has been transported from the scene yet. but this is a very, very serious accident. back to you. >> thank you very much. captain mike perry. if you're waiting for someone on to get home from work, let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin. >> hi, vic. hi, everyone. plenty of congestion out there. 70 westbound, delayed. at least 15 minutes there. on the west side inner loop. you can expect 20 now, from wilkens avenue to security boulevard. we also have the delays remaining on the outer loop, in that direction, from security boulevard to baltimore national pike. the north side inner loop, that delay has definitely expanded. it's now from the harrisburg expressway to harford road. average speed, about 35 miles an hour. and no relief for northbound 95. delays still solid there, from eastern avenue past whitemarsh boulevard. as far as accidents gbel air south at emerton road.
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crain highway. and 33rd street at st. paul. let's take a live look. everything is pretty jammed up there. that's on the northbound inner loop. this traffic report is brought to you by pizza bolis. stop in and get two pizzas for only $6.99 each. back to you. >> all right, kristy. thank you. we are getting geared up for opening day as you know. and the weather looks okay. >> weather looks great. to be sitting on all of the areas. eating crab cake burgers. and sipping -- >> iced tea. >> iced tea. yes. that is what we always sip on opening day. 61 degrees now. much like today. this is going to be right around your high for tomorrow. it's going to be a gorgeous day. 25% relative humidity. we'll have your complete first warning forecast coming up in just a few minutes. and as we said, baseball season is here. the o's will be back on the field. here are some of your favorite
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been looking at a gorgeous day shaping up. this time in april, right around now, the first full week. typically, we top out right around 62 degrees or so. 61 is our official high. -- or our normal high. we have not gotten our official high for the day yet. but we have gotten to 62. and that's where we'll be again tomorrow. and heading on through the easter weekend, it is going to be a pretty nice weekend shaping up. we have 61 degrees. 56 on kent island. 57 in annapolis. 57 in bel air. westminster as well. we have a wind coming from the west/northwest. that's going to usher in cold weather overnight. we're talking from harford cowbthy on over toward allegheny. garrett county has a freeze watch in effect. the rest of the area, from the metro area, down toward the eastern shore, southern maryland, not impacted by that at all. at least not this time around. colder air is definitely up to our north. around detroit, into chicago.
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temperatures in our 40s. not quite a 20-degree differential. and it is courtesy of high pressure in canada that is bringing in that dry air. that is helping us stay dry. because of the storm system. parts of texas, of course, still see something storm behind tornadic activity that came through yesterday. and into tuesday. or tuesday into yesterday, i should say, kind of reverse that a little bit. but all of that activity staying to the south. we're getting clouds out of it. but that dryer air coming from the north. while it is cooling us down, it is keeping those showers and the storm activity well to our outh. -- our south. while that continues off the carolina coast line, while it may impact the masters down in augusta, it is not going to impact us at all. our temperatures will settle into the 60s. after monday and tuesday, our showers go up. but it really looks to be a very nice one.
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sunset today, at 7:41. next high tide at fort mchenry is at 6:32. maim clear, northwest winds, in from around 5 to 10 knots, going up a little higher on the bay. mostly sunny and breezy, with northwest winds. tomorrow, 10 to 15 miles per hour. and again, 60 degrees right around time. the first pitch at 3:05. >> sitting in the shade. you at least want to have a sweatshirt or jacket or something like that. >> yeah, get out into the ocean pacific. >> if you're in the sun, you need the shade. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. the menu is to die for. >> that's world series mvp, rick dempsey. i'm jessica kartalija. coming up on wjz eyewitness news. what's new at camden yards? i'll let you know, straight ahead. this deadline for the baltimore grand prix. are the new organizers falling behind?
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it is just before 5:30. 61 degrees and clear. good evening, everybody. and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. more shopping downtown. four big name retailers are slated to open this year at harbor east, giving shoppers more reason to stay in the city. andrea fujii tells us what is coming. >> did you need to see those in
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your size is? >> reporter: both customers and employees at harbor moon look forward to more retail stores in the area. >> it will make harbor east a more destination shopping area. and i think it will bring a lot more foot traffic into our area, which is great. >> reporter: this summer, anthropology, j. crew, mac cosmetics are slated to open. anthropology in the bottom. j. crew at the mason tower. mac at the corner. and little lennan. >> a job for tomorrow. >> reporter: and that's exactly what the downtown partnership of baltimore is hoping. >> this is going to help the residents who continue to move in. but not just residents but employees. >> reporter: last year alone, 11 major retailers and restaurants opened downtown, including h&m at the inner harbor. >> reporter: according to the downtown partnership, less than
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6% of retail space was vacant last year. compared to the baltimore metro area, at 6%. and significantly lower than the national average alt close to 10%. as major retailers discover baltimore. >> i see a lot of potential here in harbor east. >> reporter: retail sales downtown total $28 million. and experts expect that to only go up for 2012. reporting for harbor east, andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> several unnamed restaurants, local boutiques and condominiums are expected to open this summer in harbor east. the new company in charge of the baltimore grand prix. down forced racing. laid out in their contract with the city. the company also hasn't landed sponsorship deals. and ticket sales have eviction increased. they are confident that all of the issues will be worked out for the race.
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the former penn state coach is back on trial. >> well, mary, sandusky's attorney tried to get the charges against his client dropped over lack of evidence. but today's hearing was over. within 20 minutes after the judge postponed any decisions. he cited the ongoing grand jury investigation and said he won't make any rulings until next week. sandusky is accused of molesting 10 boys, dating back to 1994. prosecutors say he met some of the victims through a charity he created for underprivileged children. >> reporter: sandusky has pled not guilty and remains under house arrest. the jet blue pilot is ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. new cell phone video is surfacing from the moments before his breakdown. >> reporter: this was jet blue pilot, clayton osbun, just moments before his midair meltdown.
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passenger tonantolino recorded it on his cell phone, after he osbun abruptly left the cockpit. >> i just wanted to have something, so that if, god forbid, the plane ended up somewhere, there might have been something to say what happened here. >> reporter: osbun reportedly running through the cabin, screaming about religion and terrorists. at the urging of the flight crew, passengers tackled osbun and the crew made an emergency landing in amarillo, texas. >> everybody knows what is happening. but the real question is, what is causing all of this to happen? >> reporter: those concerns have prompted both defense attorneys and prosecutors to question whether osbun is competent to stand trial. now, a judge has ordered the 49- year-old pilot to a medical facility for federal prisoners for tests to determine if, quote, osbun is presently suffering from a mental disease or defect, rendering him
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mentally incompetent. and if he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him. >> reporter: this puts the fate of a criminal case into question. jet blue ceo says the airline is standing by the captain. >> supporting the captain's family as well, with whatever needs there might be. >> reporter: osbun's wife has said her husband never intended to cause harm. in dallas, karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> osbun is expected to be back in court monday. an australian pilot makes an emergency landing after an unwanted snake slid out. it crawled down his leg, as he landed the plane at darwin airport. a firefighter found a none venomous snake. it is believed the snake may have chased the frog onto the plane. shocking new documents about the colorado wildfire, reveal mistakes by emergency
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officials. three people died when a controlled burn reignited and spread. we now know crews did not get what they predicted would be emergency swirling winds. state officials have apologized for the mishap. president obama signs a new law, designed to help small businesses raise money from investors. tara mergener reports for wjz, it's one of the few pieces of legislation, the republicans and democrats have been able to agree on. >> reporter: president obama used a ceremony in the white house rose garden to sign the jobs act into law. >> for startups in small bees, this bill is a potential game changer. >> reporter: the new law makes it easier for startup companies to get cash. it allows them to get money from members of the general public, who can make investments over the internet and social media. >> startups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors, namely the american
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people. >> reporter: republican house majority leader eric canter stood with the president as he signed the bill. >> it's a straight-up, solutions-oriented bill. i hope it reptszs the kind of -- represents the kind of bipartisan work we can have here. >> reporter: the election has mead it -- made it tough for congress to get anything to the desk. republicans back this bill in part because it cuts government regulation. >> reporter: opponents of the law say it goes too far. eliminating some of the rules put in place to protect investors after the. dot-com bubble bust. >> the websites where folks will go to fund all of these startups and small businesses will be subject to rigorous oversight. the s.e.c. is going to be playing an important role in implementing this bill. >> it's unclear how many jobs this will create.
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the foundation published a study last month that showed the number declined last year. supporters said it helps to turn that trend around this year. tomorrow, fans will flock to the first home game of the season. and when everybody arrives at camden yards, you'll notice lots of changes. wjz is at your home. jessica kartalija is live there tonight to show us the new food lineup at the ballpark. always like this segment, jess. >> i was going to say, mary, i'm pretty sure you're with me on this one. meanwhile, this year is expected to be even better than ever. this might be the best seat in the house. >> it's pretty amazing. >> top off this spectacular view from center field with a snack. and you have a ball game. >> kind of more relaxed. and you get to hang out after the game. it's a great view. definitely a great idea. >> reporter: a new picnic area, with orioles hall-of-famers. a great place to taste it all. and the chef behind the
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concessions has been hard at work. >> it's been fun, great. but when you come up with new concept, it takes time. a lot of taste testing. a lot of people involved. it's been a very busy off season. >> reporter: it's a whole lot more than just peanuts and cracker jacks. >> we have ginos and stuggies and dempseys. >> dempsey's brew pub is named after 1983 world series, rick dempsey. >> things from fish tacos to fish and chips and everything. oh, my god, you have never seen prepared as well as it has been here. and it's just a magnificent menu for everybody. >> reporter: on opening day, fans will eat some 53,000 hot dogs. drink 52,000 sodas and buy 15,000 soft pretzels. and chefs can't wait for you to try it all. >> it's opening day. it's like the best day of the year, fresh season, fresh
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start, fresh concept. so i can't wait. i can't wait. it's a great day. >> reporter: now, just to give you some perspective, we have been out here all week. and there was massive amount of construction taking place right where we're standing. unbelievable. they are clearing everything out. just putting the finishing touches on the bar. but guys, we can't wait to get our hands on all of that yummy and healthy food. back to you. >> we will sample some of it tomorrow, jessica, for sure. >> yeah. and then we'll go running. >> and then we'll do a -- yeah, we'll do a lap around the field there. how about that? >> yes. >> all right, jess. thank you. don't forget. wjz is your place for complete opening day coverage. our coverage begins at 2:00 tomorrow. here on wjz 13. it's going to be okay to have a hot dog? you think? you can have at least one? >> i think you can have one. maybe one. and then you can follow that up with like a pretzel or something. >> right. >> but then we're cutting you
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off. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. a new study findas i link between breast cancer and a popular birth control. what women need to know in healthwatch. britain's hacking scandal. which prominent news channel is admitting involvement. i'm meteorologist tim williams in for bob turk in the first warning weather center. it is opening day tomorrow. and easter sunday coming up. we'll put together your first warning forecast for the week ahead. first, here's today's [ female announcer ] with xfinity, you can always expect more. like more on demand shows and movies than ever. and more ways to discover them too. plus more speed from america's fastest internet provider. so you can run more devices at the same time. ♪ feel a firework [ female announcer ] and best of all, it keeps getting better. no wonder more people choose xfinity over any other provider. ♪ love can be so mystical
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when it looked like nasa was over the hub. it was senator barbara mikulski who was keeping it alive. it's now brought mikulski an honor nobody else has on capitol hill. >> reporter: it wasn't just any flesh being press said. >> all of my favorite nobel prize. >> reporter: at space telescope science institute in baltimore, a standing room crowd honored senator barbara mikulski for her support of hubble, when nasa was poised to let the
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telescope go dark. they had a final mission to keep 500 marylanders on the job. >> no better tribute we could make than to name this super nova in her honor. >> reporter: super nova mikulski 1 is a star that exploded 7 billion light-years away, and whose light was just captured by hubble this past winter. >> when i was joing up in east baltimore, of course i wanted to be a star. but i didn't know i would grow up to be a super nova. [ applause ] >> reporter: it wasn't the only honor bestowed. the institute also named its enormous collection of data after mikulski. all space telescopes in orbit now and in the future. available to researchers worldwide. >> i am deeply, deeply touched today. i'm thrilled and i'm honored. >> reporter: if mikulski is grateful for the honors, the people who work here are no less grateful.
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>> without her, hubble would not be be here tonight. >> and keep the window open for new discoveries. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> besides the mountains of data to be analyzed, they have selected to work with hubble's eventual replacement, the james web telescope. the sun is shining. will the weather continue to cooperate? meteorologist tim williams shows us what to expect over the next five days. tim, so much going on. >> certainly is. talking about the passover and all of the holiday weekend. starting to come together nicely weatherwise. let's take a look at how it all comes together. right now, we're looking at an overnight freeze warning. right on out to allegheny. then we have temperatures going from about 36, with sunshine, up to about 60 degrees tomorrow. and then for the next five days, 60 tomorrow. we could get up to about 62. that's where we got today. 65 saturday.
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sunday, almost 70 degrees. and a better chance of rain monday and tuesday. 65 and 60 on those two days. now, for your energy saver tip of the day. inspect sliding doors. does your home have a sliding glass door? make sure to keep the track clean? a dirty track can damage the door's seal and create traps where heat and cold air can escape. for more information, go to wjz.com. scroll down the right side of the page. a new development in the rupert murdoch hacking standal. in a statement today, they admit to authorizing hackers to hack into e-mails. a journalist accessed e-mail of a man who had faked his own death. the head of the company says the hacking was in the public interest. in tonight's wjz health watch, a new study links birth control injections to a higher risk of cancer.
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getting depropriverra shots doubles the risk of breast cancer in young women. however, users' breast cancer risk dropped to that of nonusers within several months of stopping the injections. several prominent doctors' groups cut down on wasteful medical spending. however, the new recommendations could affect the quality of your healthcare. >> reporter: doctors are being told to think twice before pulling out their prescription pads or ordering tests. nine medical societies released treatments or tests. the 45 recommendations include no early imaging for most back pain and no antibiotics for mild to moderate sinus distress. >> based on the scientific evidence we have, doing this test, or antibiotic is not going to help you get better. >> reporter: the groups also
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recommend against repeating colonoscopies for 10 years for people at average risk. and no cardiac imaging for no- risk patients. >> reporter: the united states spent $2.6 trillion on medical costs in 2010. if doctors followed all 45 recommendations, that would probably save tens of billions of dollars. >> reporter: breast cancer patient, ilanna waldman is particularly concerned about the recommendations for doctors to stop treating tumors in end- stage patients who have not responded to multiple therapies. >> i was stage 4. i was in icu. >> she said she would not be alive, if doctors did not try two new chemotherapies. >> it was definitely like a hail mary pass. like she's going to be dead in a couple of weeks, let's try something. and it worked. >> reporter: she hopes doctors don't implement the recommendations. >> you have to keep fighting until you have nothing to give back. >> and there are treatments.
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>> this will be regguled to doctors and consumers. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow's baltimore sun. the wattlers art museum will be the recipient of a matise. what happens when good friday and opening day lands on the same day. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the opening day forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. denise is in the newsroom with a preview of what's coming up. budget battle in maryland. >> who pays? how much and when? house and senate lock horns over budget and tax increases. an oldie but a goody. the tony award winning musical memphis hits the hippodrome
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stage. i'm gigi barnett. a one-on-one interview with lead cast members is just ahead. check in for these stories and all the breaking news. >> all right, denise. thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. an unlikely hero. how this pit bull nearly lost his life to save his owners from intruders. ,,,,,,,,
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families are starting to search through the wreckage, after tornadoes tear through the state. jd miles has the story from texas. >> reporter: volunteers carefully preserve anything that someone else might find valuable. like a teenager's cherished baseball. >> from like when i was in 7th grade. i pitched a no-hitter. and it just meant a lot to me at this time. >> the enoch family spent the day searching for home video. >> this is a vhs of the day i got married. >> reporter: and photographs buried under debris. >> this is pretty sentimental to you? >> it is. it is i'm glad we found this,
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regardless if it works. >> reporter: one thing they haven't been able to find while scavenging through all of this rubble, the bathtub, where sherry and three young children took cover during the storm. this afternoon, they found it here. buried between bricks and collapsed between the walls. >> the man that got me united states said it was about the size a dog could get out of. and he just lift ofed me out of the -- lifted me out of the hole. >> this grandchild and two other toddlers have scratches and bruises, but survived, underneath a pile of debris that volunteers helped remove. >> used to be the pantry. this used to be the kitchen. >> reporter: while the family faces throwing away much of their past, they can at least be grateful that they still have a future. >> this is her husband and her kiddos. >> reporter: governor perry promised to work with officials to bring the community back to normal. a dog is being hailed a
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hero for taking a bullet for his owner. a robber pushed his way into a staten island apartment. the dog came to his owner's rescue, jumped on the gunman, frazzled him, and a gunshot went. >> he went to protect me and he did his job. >> reporter: the bullet bounced off the dog's skull. after a few stitches, he seems back to norm. -- normal. already going for a while. -- walk. he does have the cone factor for a little bit. who won the mega millions jackpot? what the lottery's director is saying now about the swirling rumors. rumors. and how common is it to wait to, thanks.
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coming up right now on wjz eyewitness news. check your tickets. the maryland lottery finally opens up about the mega millions jackpot. and what happens if no one claims it? it's week two in the retrial of twin brothers accused of setting a pit bull on fire. and prosciewrtszs are facing challenges in court. i'm weijia jiang, with the latest from downtown baltimore, next. this is mark viviano, at camden yards on the eve of another orioles opening day. i'll talk with the team. when eyewitness news continues. will the weather cooperate for your opening day plans? get your updated first warning weather forecast. check in for these stories and
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all the day's breaking news. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. wondering about the winner. the maryland lottery, trying to clear out rumors. >> tonight, new things about the ticket holder. >> am here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the mega millions mystery remains unsolved. the maryland lottery says no one has come forward with the winning ticket. mike hellgren has the latest twist and the search for the winner. tell us something new, mike. >> we're back at square 1, vic. no one came through the press conference, holding the

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